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Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!
Our project space is in question, so we are looking for a possible alternative site. Got one?
The PRWA is hosting Know Your Kitchen! a series of FREE job skills workshops
In a recent issue of Willamette Week, sit-lie organizer for Sisters of the Road, Brandon Phillips, is asked about Nick Fish as Portland's Housing Commissioner. Brandon is quoted (with ellipses, however) as saying that "Fish is amazing." No mention in the article is made of transit activist Jason Barbour, who is one of Fish's alternate opponents.
the child protective services in vancouver wa, is above the law.
This is the continuation on the hearing regarding strengthening the "Independent" Police Review Division (IPR)
Community support is appreciated for the common goal we all want
Let's try a little thought experiment...
Rightwing pundits jumped on candidate Obama for saying we do better when we share. These two British researchers show the correlation of inequality and level of trust, murder rates, imprisonment rates and mental illness. John Kenneth Galbraith decried the public squalor existing alongside private opulence. Will the crisis lead us to a balance of public and private?
will our gracious u.s. secretary of defense robert gates please enlighten chief judge edward dufresne of louisiana and his 5th circuit court of appeals justices that our american poor families nation~wide also encourage their children to join our u.s.military forces !!!
The industry, we hear, is finally getting behind this wonderful handout which is still being called "reform". Pellosi says Dems "must" sign on to it. The Seiu is behind it. Did BPharm pay them off or is somebody reading poorly?
Society cannot afford to dismantle the social state. The social state guarantees inner peace. The strength of a people is measured by the well-being of the weak, those not born with a silver spoon. Solidarity, social justice and equal opportunities are the keywords of the social state; they open doors.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate support programs for families who have experienced such a tragedy, and the lowering of the overall number of law enforcement related deaths.
Looking for Legal Representation concerning District Court Social Security Claim. Unable to locate an attorney through the search engines and Bar Associations search boxes that will take a Social Security Disability Case in District Court.
If the census is going create lots of jobs for people that are out of work, then why not maximize that opportunity (for lack of the alternatives being extended to the un/underemployed) by waiting for somebody to come to your door?
Neoliberalism is the political-economic experiment of individualizing social risks and claiming growth and employment will be higher. This claim is refuted convincingly by the global financial crisis destroying enormous assets and causing growth and employment to crash.
labels to kill must be replaced
Portland Indymedia is looking to add to it's already stellar line up of show. Have a show idea? Maybe it's time to make that idea a reality.
I need a new computer!
A major earthquake struck Haiti's capital, collapsing buildings and disrupting communications. As the devastation comes into focus, Mercy Corps is deploying an emergency team.
My name is Dr. Ronald Federici. I am a developmental
neuropsychologist, which basically means I specialize in
evaluating children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric
difficulties. I am Professor of Pediatrics and Neuropsychology
and Child Development. I lecture extensively throughout the
United States and internationally. And I am also an honorary
member of the remaining Department of Child Welfare, because my
medical team works extensively in Romania, working on the
muddy waters community adrenaline week!!! SOS!!
Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, founder of the Center for Family Development, discusses techniques NOT used there in response to various criticisms.
Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman explains why coercive restraint therapies are never appropriate.
The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not fundamentally change the United States' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers. The welfare program ditched in 1996 absorbed about 1% of the US budget.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.
Dance and drink for a good cause at The Giving Tree's Iron Bartender event this Thursday at the Radio Room. Rub elbows with Brent DeBoer from the Dandy Warhols and Jedediah Aker of Barfly and Diamond Tuck fame. While you're you're at it, maybe you'll win a free cocktail or a professional housecleaning. This is NOT your mommy's fundraiser, this is a wild night of boozin' and booty shakin', so get yourself to the Radio Room this Thursday. Doors at 7pm, competition is at 9:30pm.
Our public agencies and officials are hard at work building a "failed state." I would define a "failed state" as one that does not meet the minimum requirements for attaining a measure of public legitimacy based on serving broad social needs. Such a state can only maintain authority through brute force. A state will "fail" once it stops serving the needs of a critical mass of its citizens. The term has been coopted by US militarists as a pretext to justify unlawful and violent interference in the affairs of foreign states, but it remains a useful concept in spite of this taint.
The Fairview Training Center was once known as the "Oregon State Institution
for the Feeble-Minded." It was established in 1908 and housed thousands of
residents with disabilities for close to a century. During that time, these
residents suffered from inadequate staffing, poor training, serious health
hazards, restraints, forced sterilization, rape, torture and neglect.
Jean Mercer's article is a polemic, rather than a scientific, approach to the issues that are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of children with disorders of attachment. An example of such a scientific approach can be found in the special issue of Attachment and Human Development.
Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman is a leading practitioner of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
Health care bill, now in hands of the Senate, ignores every industrial threat and harm to health. It finds that people's behavior is the biggest threat. Could this be because all Senators are economically-linked to health-harming industries, AND their insurers and investors? Sworn and public-paid Congress members wouldn't go AWOL on their solemn oaths and duties to the people, would they?
Personal excerpt from my documentary diary: I've been working on a documentary here in Portland, OR for the last eight months and I wanted to share a couple of excerpts from the diary I've kept. Title of the Documentary - In Plain Sight: A Street Artist on the Fringe of Survival It addresses such issues as loneliness, poverty, rules to play by, survival and universal circumstances that could beset anyone of us.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me.
Legends And Outlaws Cemetery and Memorial Is Situated In The Serenity Of A High Mountain Meadow On Rudio Mountain In Grant County, Oregon
Legends and Outlaws Cemetery/Memorial on Rudio Mountain in Grant County, Oregon
Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ, is giving away free food. One sandwich for every two donations, of toys, canned food, and diapers.
The 36th annual used book sale of The Friends of the Multnomah County Library will be held Oct. 9-12.
This Sunday from noon to five, Portland Books to Prisoners will be having a book/rummage sale at the corner of NE. 20th and Alberta. 100% of proceeds will go to this all volunteer collective. If you have any clean, usable items you would like to donate, please leave a message at (503) 249-6343. We also are in need to borrow a few folding tables for the day...
Please come and support this non-profit, or contact pdxbookstoprisoners.org if you would like to make a tax-deductable donation
Update of Portland Food Not Bombs Servings.
The link is to a disturbing video I saw on Seattle IMC. I have re-posted here with my commentary.
Basics from Times article:
"... Baltazar Cruz speaks only Chatino, barely any Spanish and no English. Last November, she went to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Miss., where she lives, to give birth to a baby girl, Rubí. According to documents obtained by the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, the hospital called the state Department of Human Services (DHS), which ruled that Baltazar Cruz was an unfit mother in part because her lack of English "placed her unborn child in danger and will place the baby in danger in the future."
"Rubí was taken from Baltazar Cruz, who now faces deportation."
CIRILA BALTAZAR'S DAUGHTER HAS BEEN PLACED WITH A MISSIPPI FAMILY.
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Portland ($63,966), and cities in California including Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
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